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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Alkoomi Frankland River Shiraz Viognier 2011

The Viognier here is pretty evident, with a vibrant purple rim and aromatic 'prettiness' - stonefruit, florals and blossom. Many may find it distracting.

Look beyond it to find a cool Syrah, a little meat, smokiness and touch of almond. Entry shows a wine with a graphite quality, with tannin that is ultra-fine. There's a gentle depth to the wine - if that's not an oxymoron.

Savoury rather than fruity, more about subtlety, guile, the minerality hooking you in. Subtle persistence on the finish, wonderful balance, structure. 91

Tasted on: Monday 2nd December, a Flower transitioning to Leaf Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $22
Alcohol: 14.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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